Scavenger Hunt – Wild River

Thank you for participating in Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota’s All-Ages Scavenger Hunt!

You are tasked with finding as many of the specific “items” listed below as you can, which are grouped into these categories:
◎  Birds  ◎  Mammals  ◎  Wildflowers  ◎  Trees  ◎  Humans

RULES AND PRIZE DRAWINGS

Submit this form to be entered in our weekly drawing for a $20 gift card to Minnesota State Parks.

Anyone from age 1-100+ may participate, but for participants age 12 and under, a parent/guardian will need to submit the form.

Entrants are limited to one hunt per park during the event season. But feel free to visit and complete the hunts from every participating park!

POINTS = ENTRIES IN WEEKLY DRAWING

  • 20 pts – For submitting this form
  • 1 pt (19 max) – For each “item” you find
  • 5 pts (10 max) – For each child age 12 and under who participates with you
  • 10 pts – For following our Instagram or Facebook page

“The real source of inner joy is to remain truthful and honest.”

Good luck and happy hunting!

BIRDS – Minnesota parks offer excellent birding opportunities.

#1. Bird - AMERICAN ROBIN

Nice job finding a Robin!

#2. Bird - BALD EAGLE

Woohoo, you found a bald eagle!

#3. Bird - EASTERN BLUEBIRD

Nice job finding a bluebird!

#4. Birds - SCARLET TANAGER

What a lucky find!

MAMMALS – Many mammals are hiding out there–can you find them?

#5. Mammal - GRAY SQUIRREL

Nice job! Did you know squirrels sometimes pretend to bury a nut to throw off potential thieves.

#6. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER

Nice job! Isn’t it amazing how quiet they can be.

#7. Mammal - BEAVER (or signs of)

Woohoo, you found a creature that plays an important role in Minnesota’s wetland ecosystem.

#8. Mammal - RIVER OTTER

How great to spot an otter! Did you know that after an absence of more than a century, their range is again extending into southern Minnesota.

WILDFLOWERS — nature’s artwork, these flowers are important part of the ecosystem.

#9. Wildflower - BLACK-EYED SUSAN

Nice job! Aren’t they pretty

#10. Wildflower - COLUMBINE

Great! Look closely to see the fine details on this flower.

#11. Wildflower - COMMON MILKWEED

Wonderful! Now, look closely for the green and yellow caterpillars of the monarch.

#12. Wildflower - ROUGH BLAZING STAR

Great job finding this flower! Do you see any butterflies drinking its nectar?

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - QUAKING ASPEN

Great job!

#14. Tree - SILVER MAPLE

Super, you found a silver maple!

#15. Tree - WHITE OAK

Fabulous! Do you see any acorns?

#16. Tree - WHITE PINE

Great! Did you count the needles in the bundle?

HUMANS – Yes, we are mammals, but we do very unique activities, don’t we?

#17. Humans - BIRDWATCHER

Wonder what they see?

#18. Humans - CANOEIST or KAYAKER

Great! What a fun way to explore the park!

#19. Humans - PHOTOGRAPHER

Oh snap!

ADDITIONAL PRIZE
In addition to the weekly drawing for $20 gift card from all parks’ entries, the following prize will be drawn from all entries to this park’s hunt on Sept. 13

$25 STATE PARKS GIFT CARD
sponsored by Friends of Wild River State Park

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Results

Thank you for participating in Parks & Trails Council’s 2021 Scavenger Hunt! We will announce the winner of the weekly drawing on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you are the winner, we will notify you by email and send the gift card to the address listed in the form.

Best of luck!

Increase your odds of winning ( 20 points) by sharing a photo on your Instagram account that shows either a selfie from the hunt or something you found. And remember to tag us (@parksandtrailsmn) and use the hashtag #naturehunt in your caption.

Thank you for participating in Parks & Trails Council’s 2021 Scavenger Hunt! We will announce the winner of the weekly drawing on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you are the winner, we will notify you by email and send the gift card to the address listed in the form.

Best of luck!

Increase your odds of winning ( 20 points) by sharing a photo on your Instagram account that shows either a selfie from the hunt or something you found. And remember to tag us (@parksandtrailsmn) and use the hashtag #naturehunt in your caption.